Siliguri Police Commissionerate website hacked, probe initiated
The website of the Siliguri Police Commissionerate has been hacked on Tuesday night. Police initiated a probe but are yet to arrest anyone in this connection. On Tuesday night around 10.30 pm an on-duty policeman at the control room of the Siliguri Police Commissionerate received a phone call and the caller informed that he cannot access the website. Subsequently, the policemen tried to access the website. But they failed.
A blank page appeared on the screen when the policemen tried to enter. After a few seconds the policemen found that a few sentences appeared on the screen. The words read: “We are against… JNU and Jadavpur…Just get out from India…or we will keep attacking…these websites…Good luck…Kolkata Police”.
But the writings didn’t appear after it came to the notice of the police. The website remained inaccessible till late night on Wednesday. A police officer said that a probe in this connection has been started and all the investigating officers are trying to fix up the internet protocol address using which the crime was committed.
“Once the IP address is identified it will not take much time to arrest the accused. It is important to know whether this has been done just for the sake of fun or if there is anything serious behind hacking the website. Moreover, we are perplexed about why the hacker wrote Kolkata Police after hacking the website of Siliguri Police Commissionerate,” the officer said.
It may be recalled that the website of the Criminal Investigation Department was also hacked a few years ago and the writings which had appeared on the screen had suggested that the hackers were from a neighbouring country.
The officers of the Cyber Crime cell of CID had carried out an investigation and suggested the needful that need to be done to check the websites from getting hacked.